Anna Webber’s “Clockwise” Out Now
Pi Recordings First Release of 2019
Anna Webber’s debut as a leader on Pi Recordings, and her first with her new septet, Clockwise, is out now. Avant Music News calls is “A brilliant effort and an early candidate for album of the year.” and Brad Cohan of Jazz Times says “An exceptional, ever-adventurous outing from an artist whose stylistic shifting knows no bounds.” Listen for yourself. Featuring Jeremy Viner, Matt Mitchell, Jacob Garchik, Christopher Hoffman, Chris Tordini and Ches Smith, Anna pays homage to some of her favorite 20th Century composers as seen through the lens of their works for percussion. Anna researched and analyzed compositions by Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman, Edgard Varése, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Milton Babbitt, and John Cage, isolating particular moments that could be extracted and developed into new works. The result, “… being drawn from the creative milieu of New York’s music scene, where boundaries among styles rapidly are breaking down, might just offer a blueprint for a subsequent generation to build bridges spanning these musical worlds.” Downbeat, Alex Rodriguez.
Upcoming Live Shows
Pi artists are on the road in March and April. Miles Okazaki quartet will be out on a US tour. Fleshing out the music from his 2017 release Trickster, Miles will be stretching the music and maybe giving a sneak peak to some of the quartet’s new pieces. Dan Weiss will be overseas with Starebaby in March and April. The band has been rehearsing new music so get out to see them if they are coming to your town.